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Health Nov 14Could coffee help prevent obesity’s negative side effects?
Coffee consumption may help offset some of obesity’s negative side effects, according to a new study published in the journal Pharmaceutical Research.
Nation Nov 13Twitter chat: What do we owe the wrongfully convicted?
The federal government offers exonerees $50,000 for each year spent in prison on a wrongful conviction. Should this same standard be enforced in all 50 states? What other programs should be put in place to ensure quality of life for…
Nation Nov 06Twitter chat: Should teen sexting be a felony?
In a cover story in The Atlantic, Hanna Rosin tackled the question of “Why Kids Sext,” and the difficulty teen sexting poses to law enforcement. We took the conversation to Twitter.
Nation Nov 04Federal judge rules Kansas’ same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The judge ordered the state to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Nov. 11.
Politics Nov 04WATCH LIVE: NewsHour’s midterm election coverage
As control of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance, PBS NewsHour is bringing you live results and analysis this Election Day.
Nation Nov 03World Trade Center reopens as Condé Nast employees arrive for first day of work
Employees of the magazine publisher Condé Nast arrived for their first day of work at 1 World Trade Center Monday morning, marking the reopening of the site thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Politics Oct 30Twitter chat: What are your midterm election questions?
Election day is fast approaching. What burning questions do you need answered before making your way to the voting booth?…
Arts Oct 23Twitter chat: Is censorship ever justified?
PBS NewsHour will address the topic of censorship in a Twitter chat on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 1-2 p.m. EDT. Follow the conversation and share your opinion using #NewsHourChats.
Arts Oct 21From the red carpet to the White House, Oscar de la Renta designed timeless elegance
Renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at his home in Kent, Connecticut, was known for his sleek women’s suits as well as his lavish eveningwear designs that were favored by both red carpet celebrities and a…
Nation Oct 178 things you didn’t know about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
In spite of all that is known about Justice Sotomayor, judicial biographer and Reuters legal affairs editor Joan Biskupic believed there was more to discover. She discussed her new book, “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the…